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Tamworth 3-4 Luton Town

Paul Benson

Striker Paul Benson scored twice for Luton as the Hatters edged a seven-goal thriller against Tamworth at the Lamb.

Duane Courtney's close-range effort put the hosts in front, but Luton went into the break 2-1 up after Jonathan Smith and Andy Parry struck from distance.

Benson headed in a third and latched onto Andre Gray's pass to make it four goals in 23 minutes for the visitors.

Lateef Elford-Alliyu's penalty and Courtney's second ensured a nervy finish but John Still's men held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I take my hat off to both teams. I give them every credit. They both played to their strengths. The atmosphere was a cup tie atmosphere - and we've come through it.

"We're not playing to defend, we're playing to attack, and sometimes when you play to attack you might concede goals.

"At the end of the day, I thought it was a cracking game."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 19Capaldi
  • 15Courtney
  • 8BakerSubstituted forHildrethat 46'minutes
  • 7Kerry
  • 27WrightSubstituted forRichardsat 65'minutes
  • 20ToddSubstituted forChadwickat 46'minutes
  • 25Higgins
  • 26Elford-Alliyu
  • 17Peniket

Substitutes

  • 29Hildreth
  • 9Richards
  • 14Regan
  • 18Woolery
  • 28Chadwick

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 14Parry
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 30Lacey
  • 5McNulty
  • 22Whalley
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forLawlessat 72'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 26Benson
  • 27GraySubstituted forCharlesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 13Cullen
  • 7Lawless
  • 6Charles
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
2,066

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Anthony Charles replaces Andre Gray.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) header from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Higgins.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

    Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duane Courtney (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4. Duane Courtney (Tamworth).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Luke Guttridge.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

  20. Post update

    Justin Richards (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

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